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IT’S FRIDAY. BUT SUNDAY’S COMING! Communion with Christ

Communion

W. A. Criswell tells a story about the Duke of Wellington once attending a small church in England.  It was their custom to come to the front and kneel down to receive communion.  The Duke, who had just been honored as a hero in the battle of Waterloo, came forward and knelt down.

About the same time a poor ragged old man came down from the other side of the building and knelt beside the Duke.   Immediately a deacon came up behind the old man, gently placed a hand on his shoulder and quietly whispered for the man to move farther away from the Duke. Or to rise and wait until the Duke had taken communion.  Continue reading

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